Modern Culture

…it is time to normalize drug counterculture in society

When we hear the phrase “dropping acid,” we immediately think of the counterculture essentials: flower print, Volkswagen buses and religiously-doled-out peace signs. In light of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, anti-establishment culture promoted several progressive ideologies, including environmentalism, feminism, gay liberation and even psychoactive drug experimentation.  Considered forms of radicalism at the…

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Taking stock : A decade of drug policy [a civic society… report]

The report highlights the urgent need to conduct more thorough and regular research on the broader range of impacts of drug policies at local, national, regional and international level … Global drug policy debates going forward should reflect the realities of drug policies on the ground, both positive and negative, and discuss constructively the resulting tensions…

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Rethinking the global war on drugs

Since 2014… governments and like-minded allies have sought to lay the groundwork for changes to the current approach, which is grounded in three international drug accords adopted between the early 1960s and 1988.  Those treaties, which required that signatories outlaw the trade and possession of controlled substances — including marijuana — were conceived at a time when…

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Psilocybin initiative moves to signature-gathering stage for May 2019

On October 5, 2018, they got the go-ahead to begin signature-gathering. Signature-gatherers will have forms ready for prospective signers explaining the medical benefits and offering clinical information about psilocybin. The Denver initiative focuses on psilocybin mushrooms, which it defines as “fungal matter containing psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, or nor-baeocystin.” … Currently, the only way to legally consume…

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The whole fungus : beautiful

Drug decriminalization is a rational and fiscally sound policy rooted in health and human rights. Governments throughout the U.S. and around the world have an indisputable moral and scientific imperative to pursue it. Not only does drug decriminalization drastically reduce the number of people mired in the quicksand of the criminal justice system – it…

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The best psychedelic blogs and publications

An educational, yet leisurely self-paced stroll through the gardens of ethnobotanical and psychedelic plant science, health, policy, and human-rights knowledge… …the Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies blog will take you on EXPLORATORY EXCURSIONS INTO GAIAN DATA FORESTS. Original Article (Think Wilder):The best psychedelic blogs and publicationsArtwork Fair Use: ECfES

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Hemp as the multibillion-dollar cannabis opportunity few have heard about

*WISE: Sustainable construction in practice A new residential teaching facility (Wales Institute for Sustainable Education) under construction at the Centre for Alternative Technology. The building incorporates carbon-saving materials and technologies including ‘hemcrete’ (hemp based sprayed concrete) and 7.2m-high rammed earth walls, making them the highest walls of this kind in Britain. ​ The inner fibers…

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